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Third Air Strike in Iraq

Tornados have been assisting Kurdish forces engaged in combat with ISIL.

An RAF Tornado on return to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus after armed mission

This afternoon, 2 Royal Air Force Tornados on patrol over north-west Iraq, as part of a coalition force, were tasked to assist Kurdish ground forces engaged in combat with ISIL.

The aircraft pin-pointed the location from which ISIL fighters were directing heavy fire on the Kurdish troops, and conducted a precision strike with Paveway IV guided bombs. Initial reports indicates that the strike was successful.

Source : Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Oct 1, 2014


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